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The best snowshoes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 2, 2023. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Snowshoe Reviews
L.L.Bean Winter Walker
Cheap kids snowshoes that miss the mark for any serious snowshoeing with children. Our kids used these when they were 3 and 4 and they were cumbersome. The thick aluminum "crampon" along the front failed to really bite into any substantial ice and they have limited toe flexibility. This is due to having a polymer covered 1 inch Nylon webbing as the rotation point instead of a metal pin or bearing. We switched to the Tubbs Flex Jr's and have been much happier. Full review
Tubbs Flex Jr.
Versatile kids snowshoe for serious winter exploration and fun jaunts. Similar design to Tubbs full-size Flex series but scaled down. Versatile kid-sized snowshoes for serious mountain exploration in both powder and icy trails. These are scaled down versions of the full-sized Flex series with polymer decks and stamped crampons. The straps include a single ratcheting strap/buckle across the toes and a rubber belt across the back. There is a full toe slot and metal pivot pins that allow full flexibility… Full review
Tubbs Flex VRT
Tubbs Flex VRT are Tubbs' flagship snowshoe for exploring the backcountry. The BOA lacing system, aggressive crampon, and televator bar makes them ideal for long icy climbs on snow/ice covered trails. The Tubbs Flex VRT are excellent snowshoes for exploring snowy and icy backcountry. They have the BOA lacing system for easy donning even with winter gloves. The aggressive crampons and televator bar make them great for climbing icy trails. The smaller decks mean you sink a bit more if you're doing… Full review
MSR Lightning Trail
New for Fall 2022, this is an early look at MSR's Lightning Trail snowshoes updated with new Paraglide bindings. A rugged, but lightweight shoe meant for rolling terrain. Great for folks who won't be climbing mountains and now easier to get on and off your feet. New shoes, old snow MSR has been making great snowshoes for a long time, but that doesn't stop them from trying to make them better. In recent years they have changed the bindings on their Lightning Ascent and Revo Ascent models to use… Full review
Tubbs Frontier Series
Error-prone. Very poor quality. Totally unsuitable for difficult terrain, steep hills with deep snow, walking beween the trees with deep snow. The binding is very primitive and error-prone. Never go on steep hills with deep snow using these. Never go in the forest in deep snow. The buckles release all of the time. I often use snowshoes in very demanding terrain in Norway. Tubbs Frontier is totally unsuitable and even hazardous for this. I have had Tubbs XD Hunter, and these are absolutely wonderful… Full review
MSR Revo Explore
Snowshoe deck failed at front where it goes up. Both snowshoes fractured or cracked at that location. Snowshoes are a little wide. I used my snowshoes for four years and after my second hike this year with the shoes I noticed both were fractured at a critical area. I don't know how long it has been but MSR could not send new decks and if they did it would cost me $100. Warranty is 3 years; I used them 3.5 years. Full review
Plastic bindings and the flat edged hooks that you hook the bindings into are almost impossible to pull tight. Having never had snowshoes before I'm not sure what the expensive ones are like. My main problem with them is the plastic bindings and the "metal hooks," not sure what the material is. I think they should use a better binding material. I wound up making a little roller to go over the "metal" hooks and it is much easier to do them up. Like a previous reviews states, there is nowhere to… Full review
GV Snowshoes Wide Trail
These snowshoes are complete garbage. NOT WORTH what they charge for them...had to replace bindings after about 10 uses. The cheap plastic clamps on the sides that are riveted to the snowshoe crack. Total junk. Inferior product. And not to mention constantly having to stop and always tighten the bindings. Junk junk junk My advice—stay away from GV. Even after they sent me replacement bindings, they failed as well. Full review
Dion Snowshoes 121
I've used my Dion lightweight snowshoes for snowshoe running and races for 10 years. They are the best! Easy to repair—take into a shoe repair shop for new rivets after 7 years. Parts easily available. Have done up to 8 races in a season. They have had lots of use and keep on going. Recommend 100%! Have said enough above. They are exceptionally strong snowshoes. Full review